Keith Laing The Detroit News Published 1:39 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 Detroit — The partial government shutdown and General Motors Co.'s plans to idle five plants, lay off 6,000 salaried employees and imperil the jobs of 3,300 hourly workers cast a pall over the typically jubilant congressional walkthrough of the Detroit auto show. Against a backdrop of looming job losses and shuttered federal agencies, several members of the Michigan delegation — U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, and Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township and U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn; Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills; Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly and Andy Levin, D-Bloomfield Township — toured the final North American International Auto Show that will take place in January. Republican members of the congressional delegation were absent for the traditionally bipartisan walk-through on Monday. Dingell, who said after GM's announcement that it is … [Read more...] about Dingell: GM building Blazer in Mexico ‘not a good symbol’
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It was a year with highs and lows for Minnesota’s economy, marked by turnover in the state’s technical college system, trade war uncertainty, rosy economic numbers and an escalating shortage of workers. Here, a look at the year in Minnesota’s economic development: 1. A new leader for Minnesota State After two failed nationwide searches for a new chancellor, the board of trustees at the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities tapped someone close to home: interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra. Over its nearly two-year long search process, the board rejected six finalists to replace the outgoing Steven Rosenstone. Malhotra, who was not formally part of the search, was previously a provost at St. Cloud St. University. Minnesota State is considered to be a critical part of the state’s economy. The system serves more than 375,000 students at its seven universities and 30 community and technical colleges. And while Minnesota State is key to … [Read more...] about The 5 biggest economic stories in Minnesota from 2018
By Sheky Espejo and Noe TorresSAN JOSÉ TIPCEH, Mexico (Reuters) - The Yucatan peninsula, dividing the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean, is among Mexico's top destinations for renewable energy firms thanks to its strong winds and sunny climate. Home to bustling tourist resorts such as Cancun, the area is also a big energy consumer. gi But some of its Mayan indigenous communities are resisting rapid development of $1.1 billion of renewable energy projects and preparing to fight a plan to build a railway across the peninsula.President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office on Saturday, wants to fast track the construction of the tourist and freight line."In the communities, there is concern that their opinion will not be taken into account once again with this project," said Carlos Escoffié, lawyer for the Collective of Mayan Communities in the Chenes region.In San Jose Tipceh, a town of 500 people surrounded by jungles, indigenous leaders delayed by 18 months a … [Read more...] about In Mexico, resistance to solar projects bodes badly for fast-tracking train
Updated 1:39 pm PST, Sunday, November 18, 2018 Demonstrators stand under an indigenous statue of Aztec ruler Cuauhtemoc as they protest the presence of thousands of Central American migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion," and voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group as they wait possibly months to apply for U.S. asylum. less Demonstrators stand under an indigenous statue of Aztec ruler Cuauhtemoc as they protest the presence of thousands of Central American migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Protesters accused the ... more Photo: Ramon Espinosa, AP Photo: Ramon Espinosa, AP … [Read more...] about Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city
World International Affairs Ever since she was a young girl growing up in the rough suburbs of Mexico City, Citlalli Hernández had big political dreams. “I always thought that something was wrong with the country, that I had to do something to transform it,” says the 28-year-old. “I wanted to be the first woman president.” In a country that ranks 81st in the world for gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum, such ambitions have been far-flung: When Hernández was growing up in the early ’90s, women held just 8.4 percent of seats in the lower house and 4.7 percent in the Senate. “In Mexico, it’s still hard for people to understand that women can have power,” she says. “Unfortunately, in politics, men have always had greater opportunities.” But Hernández was undeterred. In 2014, she joined Morena, a political party newly founded by a fiery leftist with presidential aspirations of his own: … [Read more...] about Women in Mexico Face Increasing Violence—Will a Wave of Women in Government Change That?